Being Properly Hydrated Reduces Your Chances of Heart Attack & Stroke

26.05.2015 0 Jason Storm

There are lots of reasons why increasing your hydration is important for health. A recent study by Dr. Mona Bahouth of John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore reveals that people who are dehydrated at the time of a stroke are about four times more likely to have a worse outcome than those who are well hydrated. Data was collected from nearly 170 people who had ischemic (clot-related) strokes at Johns Hopkins Hospital from July 2013 to April 2014. About 44% of them were found to be dehydrated.

You may be wondering what's the difference between a heart attack and a stroke? A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked, a stroke is when blood flow to the brain is blocked. Most heart attacks & strokes occur when a clot blocks blood flow to a portion of the brain, and dehydrated people are more at risk due to increased thickness in the blood.

It's recommended that you drink 1 liter per 40 lbs of body weight daily. ie: weight = 160 lbs, drink 4 liters per day. 

It's estimated that chronic dehydration affects about 75% of the American population and is the hidden cause of many ailments. When we are properly hydrated, our bodies function better on all levels. It just makes sense, after all we're 70% water! We wouldn't want to run our cars on 1/3 of the cooling fluid but the majority of us are doing this to our bodies everyday.

Drinking lots of water each day is one of the best things you can do for your health. Many people don't want to drink water because they don't like the taste. Chlorine and other chemical additives in our tap water are toxic to our bodies, so it's no wonder that we're not excited to drink it. Getting a water ionizer is a smart way to increase your hydration. Ionized water hydrates you much more effectively then tap or bottled water and tastes great. The on-board filter removes chlorine and other chemicals and because the water is restructured, it tastes light and clean.